West Virginia Rumors & News

  • West Virginia's Macon skipping senior season to turn pro

    Charleston Gazette-Mail "West Virginia University men’s basketball player Elijah Macon will not return for his final season of eligibility and will pursue a professional career. Macon, who sat out as a true freshman in the 2013-14 season and would have turned 24 during the upcoming season, made the announcement on his..." May 24

  • West Virginia star Carter returning for senior season

    WVU Sports "This is not exactly stop the presses stuff, unless you put it in context. Jevon Carter is returning to West Virginia next year. The rising senior guard did put his name into the NBA to get a report on just where he stood, but, his game has not yet grown to the point on the offensive end that..." May 23

  • Gonzaga survives West Virginia to reach Elite Eight

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- West Virginia did not make it easy. Its full-court, full-time pressure makes for a busy, difficult match. But Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews worked through it, and his go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.3 seconds remaining helped the top-seeded Bulldogs to a 61-58 victory over the..." March 23

  • West Virginia ousts Notre Dame behind Carter's 24

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- West Virginia is pressing on in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 4 seed Mountaineers dictated tempo with their full-court pressure defense and were efficient at the offensive end in defeating fifth-seeded Notre Dame 83-71 in a second-round game on Saturday at KeyBank Center...." March 18

  • West Virginia outduels Bucknell

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Press Virginia had to vary its game to advance past its opening game in the NCAA Tournament. Unable to break down Bucknell with its feared full-court pressure defense, No. 4 seed West Virginia attacked the backboards and netted nearly a quarter of its points on free throws..." March 16

  • West Virginia survives tough semifinal, reaches Big 12 title game

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The stats said West Virginia should have lost, but the final score didn't. The Mountaineers escaped with a 51-50 victory over Kansas State in the semifinals of the Big 12 tourament on Friday night. Coach Bob Huggins had a simple explanation. "Coaching," he..." March 11

  • No. 23 Iowa State sprints past No. 11 West Virginia in Big 12 final

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Deonte Burton has a knack for getting things started. Burton scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as No. 23 Iowa State defeated No. 11 West Virginia 80-74 in the Big 12 tournament final on Saturday in front of 18,972 fans at Sprint Center. It was the fourth..." March 11

  • No. 11 West Virginia survives against Texas

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bob Huggins recognized that his No. 11 West Virginia team didn't play particularly well, but they played well enough to win and move on with a 63-53 victory over Texas in the second round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday. The Mountaineers face No. 9 Baylor or Kansas..." March 09

  • No. 10 West Virginia beats No. 24 Iowa State in regular-season finale

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Daxter Miles' 23-point outburst began with an offensive rebound, the kind of tenacity No. 10 West Virginia has been seeking from its most athletic guard. He finished with six offensive boards and the Mountaineers used a dominant rebounding effort to pummel No. 24 Iowa..." March 03

  • Motley helps No. 11 Baylor rally past No. 10 WVU

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Johnathan Motley took over in the second half, and No. 11 Baylor avenged its worst loss of the season by defeating No. 10 West Virginia 71-62 on Monday night at the Ferrell Center. West Virginia (23-7, 11-6 Big 12) knocked off then-top-ranked Baylor by 21 points in Morgantown,..." February 27

  • Mountaineers get a bump, beat TCU in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "Daxter Miles Jr. connected on a free throw after a controversial foul with 4.8 seconds left to carry No. 12 West Virginia to a 61-60 win and dent TCU's postseason tournament hopes Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. Miles finished with only three points, though his last one made the difference..." February 25